The Welding Institute announced Dave Holmes as the new president.
Dave has been with BAE Systems for 35 years. During the time he has worked with BAE Systems, Dave has undertaken various roles across numerous Air Sector sites in the UK, while also extending his expertise worldwide, with international partners, suppliers, and customers.
He is currently the Manufacturing Director for BAE Systems’ Air Sector, involving responsibility for all the manufacturing activities within the sector, across people, process, and systems capability development along with governance for both non-recurring and recurring activities. Additionally, Dave leads the Air Sector UK Production activities, while also being responsible for the operational delivery of the Hawk Training Aircraft and the Typhoon Fast Jet products.
Currently, Dave continues to lead the business’ undertaking in transitioning Air Sector technology and people in manufacturing for the next generation of BAE Systems air vehicles and services in conjunction with academic institutes and Government bodies.
As well as being the newly appointed president of The Welding Institute, Dave represents BAE Systems on numerous eternal forums, including the local Chamber of Commerce and Lancashire Economic Partnership Board.